The price for the about-to-be-launched BMW M5 super sedan has turned up on the local BMW website. Here's how much the Bavarian autobahn weapon will cost.
The new BMW M5 heralds a new chapter for the Bavarian carmaker as it'll come to market with M xDrive all-wheel drive, a radical departure from the famed rear-wheel drive M5's of the past. It'll be powered by a revised twin-turbocharged 4.4-litre V8 engine packing a hearty 441 kW and 750 Nm punch.
With launch control dialled up, the M5 utilises its specially tuned 8-speed M Steptronic transmission (with Drivelogic) to sprint from 0-100 kph in 3.4 seconds, BMW claims. Top speed is electronically limited to 250 kph, but can be increased to 305 kph with the optional M Driver's Package. When it comes to market later this month, the M5 will go up against the Audi RS6 and Mercedes-AMG E63 S. You can select between different driving modes that can switch the M5 from all-wheel drive to rear-wheel drive configuration. The combinations of the dynamic stability control modes are: DSC on, MDM, DSC off... and the M xDrive modes are 4WD, 4WD Sport and 2WD.
The launch takes place towards the end of March 2018 and we'll be in attendance. As for the price, the BMW SA online configurator says that the new M5 goes for R 1 732 300, before you specify any additional options. We'll have an in-depth specification and pricing article coming on the day of the launch.